Under the umbrella of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), more than 140 national, regional and global member academies work together to support the vital role of science in seeking evidence-based solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.
IAP harnesses the expertise of the world’s leading scientific minds to advance sound policies, improve public health, promote excellence in science education, and achieve other critical development goals. Our academy members constitute more than 30,000 leading scientists, engineers and health professionals in over 100 countries.
Each IAP member academy represents an authoritative voice nationally, this unified voice of academies under IAP aims to amplify academies’ impact at the international level. Now, as international attention has turned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, IAP provides a collective mechanism for academies to further strengthen their crucial roles as providers of evidence-based policy and advice. IAP produces evidence-based statements and reports examining major priorities for sustainable development, and provides independent and authoritative advice to national governments and inter-governmental organizations, including the United Nations (UN), on critical science-based issues.
IAP also helps build the capacity of its new and less-experienced member academies, thus strengthening their ability to take on an advisory role in their own nations and to contribute to global discussions.
Furthermore, IAP is an observer organization of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Belmont Forum.